Time Out New York

When comedian Scott Moran launched the first Castle Braid Comedy Festival this past September, he enticed a great number of New York’s rising comic stars —and their fans—to converge over the course of six days. Since then, he’s continued to prove his skill for booking talent and bringing audiences to this quirky apartment complex turned artist commune by hosting a weekly show there. Guests should feel right at home, especially when some of the venue’s residents come dressed in their pajamas. Castlebraid, 114 Troutman St between Central and Evergreen Aves, Bushwick, Brooklyn (718-449-6554, castlebraid.com). Every Thu 9pm; free.